Christmas 2022

December 25, 2022 Chris Malme 0

This year, the meat is a stuffed turkey leg joint from Riverford’s. I’ve had it before, and it is reliable.

Although I have potatoes and veg in the fridge, I knew I had some frozen prepared roasties in the freezer, done in goose fat. I also found a small tray of my own roasted sprouts, from 2021!

Bao Buns

Bao Buns

December 21, 2022 Chris Malme 0

I have bought mass produced Bao Buns before (Itsu) and loved them. However, these are cheffy and hand-made

A Garden Spruce Up 2

June 9, 2022 Chris Malme 0

More on my back garden. The gardeners who laid my front lawn also did two heavy jobs for me in the back. They emptied all my vegetable troughs – which were still half-filled with clay, from the gardeners we no longer mention – and they laid down more gravel around the troughs.

New Lawn

June 9, 2022 Chris Malme 0

As mentioned before, I had gardeners here mid-May, and their main job was to lay a new lawn.

Dog (and Human) Friendly Beef Stew

March 17, 2022 Chris Malme 2

I’ve been feeding my dog on Butternut Box for a long time, which is basically batch cooked stew (beef, lamb, pork, chicken or fish) from human-grade ingredients. It looks appetising, although I have never brought myself to try it, and Katie loves it.

Now I have retired, and have the time and inclination to cook more, I thought I might see if I can do something similar myself – batch cooking once a week, and sneaking a portion for my own tea.

Pork Stir Fry

March 15, 2022 Chris Malme 0

I’m using the Ninja Foodi for more and more of my meals, which means I am having to rearrange recipes to suit the one pot cooking. It is actually easier than it might seem. This is adapted from a stir-fry recipe by Mindful Chef.